Closing the loop: Using evidence to inform refinements to an admissions process

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Substantive changes in our evaluation of applicants have been implemented in response to the findings of the various phases of outcomes assessment. This article will describe the changes that have been implemented as a result of analyzing the association of pre-veterinary academic, subjective, and behavioral-event interview scores with veterinary students' performance in the DVM program, including clinical competencies, and their performance on the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination. Pre-veterinary academic performance predicted academic performance in veterinary school. Subjective measures did not, and we have reduced the faculty workload associated with that part of the evaluation of applicants. Interview scores provide additional but small value in predicting performance on clinical competencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-304
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of veterinary medical education
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

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  • Admissions
  • Clinical competency
  • Interview
  • Outcomes

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